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2020 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team

Games of the XXXII Olympiad -- 2020

  • Date:
    Oct 18, 2012

Tokyo, Japan • July 23-August 8, 2021 


USA Basketball put together a program ahead of the 2020 Olympics that gave athletes and coaches an opportunity to train throughout the year at various camps and competitions from September 2019 through April 2020. After posting a 17-1 mark against national and international competition, like the rest of the world, the USA’s plans were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



2020 USA RESULTS (6-0)
USA 82 Nigeria 71
USA 86 Japan 69
USA 93 France 82
MEDAL ROUND
USA 79 Australia 55
USA 79 Serbia 59
USA 90 Japan 75
 

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (6-0) 7. Belgium (2-2)
2. Japan (4-2) 8. Australia (1-3)
3. France (4-2) 9. Canada (1-2)
4. Serbia (3-3) 10. South Korea (0-3)
5. China (3-1) 11. Nigeria (0-3)
6. Spain (3-1) 12. Puerto Rico (0-3)

Despite the one-year delay, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Tokyo and claimed a seventh-straight Olympic gold medal, a streak accomplished just once before by a traditional team sport. The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball teams from 1936-1968 also claimed seven golds.

Led by U.S. Olympic delegation’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, both of whom now own a record five Olympic basketball gold medals, and now four-time Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles, the U.S. swept its competition for a perfect 6-0 mark en route to gold.

Behind A’ja Wilson’s and Brittney Griner’s double-doubles, and the formidable presence of Taurasi and Bird, the U.S. opened with an 81-72 win over Nigeria on July 27. It was the 50th consecutive Olympic victory for the U.S., a streak that began when the Americans won bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

In her Olympic debut, Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Griner finished with 13 point and 10 boards. Taurasi had 10 first-half points. Though Bird didn’t score, she had 13 assists and four rebounds.

The USA defeated Japan 86-69 on July 30 as Wilson posted her second double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

In a tight contest throughout, the USA held off France for a 93-82 win to close preliminary play on Aug. 2. Wilson 22 points and seven rebounds to again lead the U.S. in scoring.

The USA took control early with a 17-0 first quarter run and went on to secure a 79-55 win over Australia in the quarterfinals on Aug. 4 behind 23 points from Stewart.

Griner led the USA with 15 points and 12 rebounds as the USA secured a double-digit lead in the first quarter and was in control throughout a 79-59 win over Serbia in the Olympic semifinals on Aug. 6.

Meeting Japan again in the gold medal game, Bird scored the first two points and the U.S. never trailed on its way to the 90-75 golden victory.

Griner scored a game-best 30 points, a U.S. Olympic gold medal game record and the second most ever scored by a U.S. woman at the Olympics. Wilson celebrated her 25th birthday by tallying 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a U.S. Olympic women’s single game record five blocked shots.

France topped Serbia 91-76 in the bronze medal game.

2020 USA OLYMPIC TEAM ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE WNBA TEAM / COLLEGE HOMETOWN
Ariel Atkins G 5-11 161 25 Washington Mystics/Texas ’18 Dallas, TX
Sue Bird G 5-9 150 40 Seattle Storm/Connecticut ‘02 Syosset, NY
Tina Charles C 6-4 192 32 Washington Mystics/Connecticut ‘10 Jamaica, NY
Napheesa Collier G/F 6-1 183 24 Minnesota Lynx/Connecticut ’19 O’Fallon, MO
Skylar Diggins-Smith G 6-0 165 31 Phoenix Mercury/Notre Dame ‘13 South Bend, IN
Sylvia Fowles C 6-6 212 35 Minnesota Lynx/Louisiana State ‘08 Miami, FL
Chelsea Gray G 5-11 170 28 Las Vegas Aces/Duke ‘14 Manteca, CA
Brittney Griner C 6-9 205 30 Phoenix Mercury/Baylor ‘13 Houston, TX
Jewell Loyd G 5-11 150 27 Seattle Storm/Notre Dame ’15 Lincolnwood, IL
Breanna Stewart F 6-4 170 26 Seattle Storm/Connecticut ‘16 North Syracuse, NY
Diana Taurasi G 6-0 163 39 Phoenix Mercury/Connecticut ‘04 Chino, CA
A’ja Wilson F 6-5 197 24 Las Vegas Aces/South Carolina ’18 Hopkins, SC
Head Coach: Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina
Assistant Coach: Dan Hughes
Assistant Coach: Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx
Assistant Coach: Jennifer Rizzotti, Connecticut Sun
Team Physician: Riley Williams, Hospital for Special Surgery
Athletic Trainer: Ed Ryan, Andrews Institute (Fla.)
 

2020 USA OLYMPIC TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G/S MIN FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB PTS AT TO BK ST
Wilson 6/6 23.7 38-64 .594 0-0 .000 23-29 .793 44/7.3 99/16.5 15 10 11 4
Griner 6/6 22.2 42-61 .689 0-0 .000 15-19 .789 43/7.2 99/16.5 7 12 9 4
Stewart 6/6 31.8 34-71 .479 9-25 .360 13-16 .813 60/10.0 90/15.0 28 10 9 6
Gray 6/0 19.0 18-31 .581 3-7 .429 5-7 .714 10/1.7 44/7.3 19 11 0 4
Taurasi 6/6 18.8 11-29 .379 7-21 .333 6-8 .750 16/2.7 35/5.8 21 10 0 4
Bird 6/6 25.0 12-31 .387 9-23 .391 0-0 .000 15/2.5 33/5.5 35 8 0 7
Fowles 6/0 10.3 12-19 .632 0-0 .000 6-7 .857 25/4.2 30/5.0 3 7 1 2
Loyd 6/0 18.5 12-31 .387 5-16 .313 0-0 .000 16/2.7 29/4.8 15 18 2 4
Charles 6/0 17.2 12-34 .353 3-8 .375 0-0 .000 18/3.0 27/4.5 10 7 1 3
Atkins 5/0 6.6 2-8 .250 1-6 .167 4-4 1.000 4/0.8 9/1.8 1 3 0 2
Diggins-Smith 5/0 6.6 2-7 .286 1-3 .333 3-5 .600 1/0.2 8/1.6 2 1 0 2
Collier 4//0 3.8 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 3/0.8 5/1.3 0 3 0 0
USA  6 1200 196-389 .504 39-111 .351 77-97 .794 273/45.5 508/84.7 156 101 33 42
OPP. 6 1200 155-458 .338 42-166 .253 60-72 .833 223/37.2 412/68.7 101 75 7 55

 





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